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As lockdown progresses, the Social Supermarket have decided to increase their opening hours and so will open on Thursday evening too. This will be GoodGym community mission supporting the running of the supermarket and helping people chose their shopping. There will be a briefing before the community mission. Can you support them?
Syed completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Syed was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Syed is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time
No we are quite used to counting stock, it was great to get going on the task. Our mental maths skills were tested and over 1000 tins of soup were counted alongside the other staples stocked on the shelves in the cold room, in the pantries and in the supermarket itself.
There were some Easter egg and Stoke donations delivered too from the GoodGym Coventry members.
The Social Supermarket have asked for help with a stocktake as they organise donations ready for sharing with those in need through the Social Supermarket in the Foleshill Community Centre. Please note the slightly earlier start.
Syed has helped keep other people motivated, Syed has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Syed.
Wow, what a contrast to last week with the weather and thank goodness the sun shone on us as there was a lot of raking to be done as 14 GoodGym Coventry runners headed to Langar Aid to rake the garden and litter pick and tidy the surrounding areas.
Having been greeted by some of the Langar Aid staff, roles were quickly decided and some cleared the garden of cut grass, some tidied the garden and swept and litter picked the surrounding area. It was clear to see how keen everyone was to complete the task well, conscientiously clearing and sweeping till the last moments.
It was great to meet not only some of the volunteers at Langar Aid but also some of the people who benefit form the work Langar Aid do and who would benefit from our hard work. Once the task was finished, it was great to see inside too to see the kitchen and dining area and learn a little more about the history of Langar Aid.
On our way back to Drapers, we stopped for a quick relay run with team 2 being the winners. Good work all and well done Pia for doing 2 legs on tired legs and Ed for helping maintain order.
See you all next week hopefully for some gardening at Spencer Park. Have a good week, Liz x
Armed with litter picks and bin bags, we will tidy up the paths and verges of the canal from the Canal Basin to the Foleshill Road.
We will run around 5km.
This route is also part of the Sustrans cycle network through Coventry. Find out more about the work Sustrans do.
There is somewhere safe to leave your bags and toilets are available.
We are a fun and sociable group who do good and get fit together. We welcome all abilities but ask that you are able to run for at least 15 minutes, don't worry though we keep together as a group and no-one is ever left behind! Come along and join us! Looking forward to seeing you all.
On a blustery, stormy evening 15 hardy souls ran 4km to give a new lease of life to the picnic benches at St Mary and St Benedict School in Coventry. Now three weeks in, it is great to see familiar faces returning to run from Drapers on a Tuesday evening. This task had special importance to Lillian as she helped source the task and she was wearing her new GoodGym t-shirt.
Having arrived at the school, we were greeted by Pauline, the Headteacher, the team set to work some sanding and varnishing the benches and others tidying up the school field. Thankfully, when the varnishing started, Syed arrived to ensure the finish was top notch and the benches were definitely something to be proud of.
Following the run back to the City Centre, the team then worked hard completing 200m reps, powering away to the very last rep up the slight incline to the finish.
Thanks again all and see you next week :)
On the 16th April, Arabian Bites will be at Drapers again so we will meet after the run to grab a bite of food and / or a drink. It would be great if you could stay and we could have a sociable post-run catch-up.
A massive hello to Laura, Lilian, Allan, Alice, Aicha and Neeraj and a huge welcome back to those of you for whom this was your second week!
This week, we headed out to Spencer Park, where we supported Karen and her team putting up nets in the tennis courts and clearing debris from the park and it's borders. This week was also linked with GoodGym hosting sessions focused around Earth Hour, the global campaign to raise awareness of environmental issues. #runforyourworld The speed at which the wheelie bins were filled was pretty swift and soon the Bowling Green and Tennis courts area was cleared. good work all! Karen and her team are keen for us to return and complete more tasks, so definitely a job well done.
Following this, you powered up the inclines alongside Spencer Park and sped to the top, chering each other on. Awesome teamwork.
To complete the evening, we ran via the Cathedral to see the Knife Angel.
Look forward to seeing lots of you again next week.
Have a great week.